Home » Thailand Cooking » Taud Man Goong – Deep-fried Shrimp Cakes

Taud Man Goong – Deep-fried Shrimp Cakes

Taud Man Goong - Deep-fried Shrimp Cakes

Kai Yad sai – Savory Stuffed Omelets Recipe

Street vendors in coastal towns, especially around Songkhla, Surat Thani and Phuket, offer a highly seasoned version of this snack made with fish (Taud Man Pla). The more delicate recipe given here is prepared with shrimp and served with a tangy accompaniment of Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vegetables. For interesting variations, try this recipe with crab, crayfish or lobster.

Ingredients :

  • 11/4 lbs (600 g) fresh shrimp or prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) ground pork or chopped ham or bacon or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup (60g) bread crumbs
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, very thinly sliced
  • 4 cups (1 liter) oil for deep-frying
  • Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vegetables
  • 1 cup (250 ml) distilled white vinegar
  • 1/cup (100 g) sugar
  • 3-5 bird’s-eye chilies
  • 3-5 shallots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced baby corn or cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons sliced baby cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

Method :

  1. To prepare the Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vegetables, bring the vinegar and sugar to a boil, then set aside to cool. Add the remaining ingredients, mix and set aside.
  2. Finely chop the shrimp and pork or oil together or process in a blender until they form a rough paste. Add salt, sugar, kaffir lime leaves, and half the bread crumbs, then shape into flat, round patties. Coat the outside of the patties with the remaining bread crumbs.
  3. Place the oil in a pan or wok and heat. Deep-fry the patties in the oil until golden brown and fragrant.
  4. Serve hot with the Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vegetables and Green Chili Sauce.

Note : The Sweet and Spicy Pickled Vegetables and shrimp cake patties can be prepared in advance and fried just before serving.

Serves 4 Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins

Taud Man Goong - Deep-fried Shrimp Cakes - Step - 1

Add the salt, sugar and bread crumbs to the chopped shrimp and pork fat

Taud Man Goong - Deep-fried Shrimp Cakes - Step - 2

Shape the ingredients into small, round patties

Taud Man Goong - Deep-fried Shrimp Cakes - Step - 3

Heat the oil in a wok then deep-fry the patties

==============================================

Source :
Authentic Recipes from Thailand
by Sven Krauss, Laurent Ganguillet and Vira Sanguanwong
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by William Warren

==============================================

See also Thailand Cooking “Kai Yad sai – Savory Stuffed Omelets Recipe”